Madison Bumgarner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Madison Bumgarner named NLCS MVP

    Hardball Talk "After the Giants secured a trip to the World Series with a dramatic 6-3 win over the Cardinals this evening, left-hander Madison Bumgarner was named as the NLCS MVP. Bumgarner tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory in Game 1 and allowed three runs over eight innings in Game 5 tonight. He..." October 17

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Bochy also made it clear he won't pitch Bumgarner in Sunday's finale even if it means winning home field for wildcard game.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    #SFGiants rotation order: Bumgarner in opening day.

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Breaking: Zito to start tomorrow for #sfgiants Bumgarner will rest for remainder of season.

  • Bumgarner leads Giants past Mets 2-1

    San Francisco Chronicle "In a year of downs Madison Bumgarner has been one of the few constant ups. Now he is on the brink of a historic feat. Bumgarner struck out 10 in Thursday's 2-1 victory against the Mets to establish a career high of 199. He has one remaining start to reach 200 for the first time in the majors..." September 19

  • Bumgarner learned his lethal cutter from an unlikely source

    CSN Bay Area "Madison Bumgarner is putting together a front-to-back solid season for the first time in his career. Ask any scout who’s seen him a few times and they’ll tell you how he’s doing it. The cutter. The pitch has become a prime weapon for the Giants’ 24-year-old left-hander. It leads to ground..." September 15

  • Bumgarner, Giants beat Padres 4-2

    San Francisco Chronicle "Sergio Romo said that as far back as spring training Kensuke Tanaka was a "lovable character." Tanaka showed his whimsy in his interview after sparking Thursday night's 4-2 victory against the Padres. When Tanaka heard his first question in English, he turned not to translator Taira Uematsu..." July 12

  • Bumgarner, Giants shut down Dodgers, 3-0

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum has quite an act to follow in his first start Wednesday night. Matt Cain pitched six shutout innings in the season opener in the Giants' loss to Clayton Kershaw. Then the Giants got their first win when Madison Bumgarner nearly out-Kershawed the Dodgers. Two games into the season,..." April 03

  • Bumgarner's command issues remain

    CSN Bay Area "Madison Bumgarner threw 27 pitches in the first inning and gave his catcher Buster Posey no chance on two stolen base attempts in the second that led to a Cleveland Indians run. That led Bruce Bochy to cut Bumgarner’s outing short and call on his son Brett Bochy to start the third. Despite the..." March 06

  • Bumgarner still rounding into shape

    San Francisco Chronicle "Madison Bumgarner had another start Tuesday in which he threw a lot of pitches, faced a lot of hitters and did not get into the third inning. He held the Indians to one run in two innings but faced 10 batters and allowed three hits and a walk. Bumgarner has faced 29 hitters in the Cactus League..." March 06

  • Madison Bumgarner alters delivery

    San Francisco Chronicle "Madison Bumgarner, who debuted with two shutout innings in a 9-9 tie against the White Sox on Monday, is not twisting as far back in his delivery as he did last year. He did not realize how exaggerated it was. "Gradually, it was more and more," he said. "Before I knew it, I was spinning around..." February 26